Cluster Headaches are a migraine variant. Cluster headaches are an extraordinarily painful, rare chronic disease.
The typical symptoms of a cluster headache are grouping (cluster) of recurring headache attacks of severe or very severe unilateral orbital, supraorbital and/or temporal pain. If left untreated, attack frequency will range from one attack every two days to eight attacks a day.
There are multiple studies occurring into the effectiveness of Botulinum toxin (Botox) treatment for cluster headaches. Dr Geffen has had several successful treatments of cluster headaches, one of which is highlighted in the original ACA report.
Botox is used as an off-label treatment in this case, however, in the hands of an experienced expert injector there are almost no risks or side effects.
It is not suitable for treatment during pregnancy or if you have a known allergy to botox or rare muscle diseases such as Myasthenia gravis.
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